Manual Reference Pages - RPC.STATD (8)
- host status monitoring daemon
is a daemon which co-operates with
daemons on other hosts to provide
a status monitoring service.
The daemon accepts requests from
programs running on the local host (typically,
the NFS file locking daemon) to monitor the status of specified
If a monitored host crashes and restarts, the remote daemon will
notify the local daemon, which in turn will notify the local program(s)
which requested the monitoring service.
Conversely, if this host crashes
and re-starts, when the
re-starts, it will notify all of the hosts which were being monitored
at the time of the crash.
The following option is available:
Cause debugging information to be written to syslog, recording
all RPC transactions to the daemon.
These messages are logged with level
LOG_DEBUG and facility LOG_DAEMON.
Error conditions are logged irrespective
of this option, using level LOG_ERR.
Specify specific IP addresses to bind to.
This option may be specified multiple times.
option is specified,
will bind to
Note that when specifying IP addresses with
will automatically add
and if IPv6 is enabled,
to the list.
option allow to force the daemon to bind to the specified
for both AF_INET and AF_INET6 address families.
utility must NOT be invoked by
because the protocol assumes that the daemon will run from system start time.
Instead, it should be run from
after the network has been started.
non-volatile record of currently monitored hosts.
RPC protocol specification used by local applications to register monitoring requests.
The implementation is based on the specification in X/Open CAE Specification
C218, "Protocols for X/Open PC Interworking: XNFS, Issue 4", ISBN 1 872630 66 9
There is no means for the daemon to tell when a monitored host has
disappeared permanently (e.g. catastrophic hardware failure), as opposed
to transient failure of the host or an intermediate router.
it will re-try notification attempts at frequent intervals for 10 minutes,
then hourly, and finally gives up after 24 hours.
The protocol requires that symmetric monitor requests are made to both
the local and remote daemon in order to establish a monitored relationship.
This is convenient for the NFS locking protocol, but probably reduces the
usefulness of the monitoring system for other applications.
The current implementation uses more than 1Kbyte per monitored host in
the status file (and also in VM).
This may be inefficient for NFS servers
with large numbers of clients.
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